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9 November 20181 Issue No: 48 


Grenfell Support News 


Environmental checks 
in and around the 
Grenfell Tower site 


Additional environmental checks are 
to be carried out in and around the 
Grenfell Tower site to provide extra 
reassurance to survivors and residents. 

The announcement from the Government 
came around the same time that Grenfell 
United and the community held a meeting 
in Holland Park last month which gave local 
people the chance to ask questions about 
possible soil contamination following the 
Grenfell tragedy. More than 300 people 
attended and the Council has received 
over 100 questions from the public. 

Responses to the questions are being 
posted on the Council website 

bit.ly/2yHpSsN 


The Ministry of Housing, Communities 
and Local Government (MHCLG) is 
leading work to take forward the 
additional environmental checks, 
including comprehensive soil analysis. 
The Environment Agency has started 
work to design an approach to soil 
sampling. The Government estimates 
that the initial sampling results 
may be known in spring 2019. 

The Government has committed that 
local residents will be involved with 
the testing process from start to finish. 
MHCLG will provide further details in 
the coming days, and has committed 
to providing regular updates. 

If you have any further queries please 
email healthquestions@rbkc.gov.uk 


IN THIS EDITION 


2 Activities programme 
at The Curve 
Community Centre 

3 Boost your business for 
enterprise week 

3 Green Shoots fund gets 
projects up and running 

3 Switch to the Westway 
Sports Centre and try 
a new sport 

4 Try your hand as a 
market-trader in 
bustling Portobello 

4 Housing update 

4 Support services on offer 


Come along to the Creating Stronger Communities Ideas Day 


An Ideas Day which will bring together 
all of your suggestions and ideas on how 
to make North Kensington communities 
even stronger will be held this month. 

The Ideas Day, which is happening on 

Saturday 17 November at Kensington 
Leisure Centre, Silchester Road, W10 
6EXfrom 10.30am to 4.30pm, follows 
a series of community conversations 
over the past six weeks where residents 
told us what matters most to them. 

Those attending will have the chance 
to look at their feedback from the 
conversations, check that their views have 
been accurately captured and make any 
further suggestions. 

After meeting with people from across 
North Kensington, local organisations, 


groups and residents' associations, we 
received over 500 comments on the 
six different themes: 

• Communities 

• Diversity 

• Health and Wellbeing 

• Jobs and Skills 

• Places and Spaces 

• Young Lives 

The Ideas Day will showcase the most 
popular suggestions from the community 
and give residents the opportunity to 
choose what ideas they would like to be 
taken forward. It will also be a chance 
to come and talk to a range of Council 
teams and provide further feedback if 
you missed one of the drop-in sessions. 


The ideas and suggestions we have heard 
will form the basis of a plan, to be published 
later this year. This plan will set out how we 
will work with the community and partners 
to take forward what we have heard 

During the day, there will also be face¬ 
painting for children, an art competition 
and free refreshments provided for all. 

We're still keen to hear from as many of 
you as possible, so please come down 
and have your say. If you can't make it to 
the Ideas Day you can visit the website 

strongercommunities.rbkc.gov.uk 

to give us your views and see what 
ideas have been provided so far. 

Creating 
stronger 
communities 



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Activities programme at The Curve Community Centre 


Monday 12 November 

• 1pm-3pm - Healthy Hearts weight 
management course (10-weeks) 

Sign up every Wednesday with Olivia at 
The Curve from 10am to 12noon or email 
olivia.bales@healthyhearts.org.uk 

• 2pm-4pm- Community Contact Team. 
Offering drop-in advice, short term 
support and focused interventions to 
support those accessing any services. 

• 5pm-7pm- Homework Club with a 
qualified tutor for all ages (drop-in) 

• 6pm-8pm - Functional skills in English 
with NOVA. Contact Chrissy at 

The Curve to book 020 7221 9836 

• 6.30pm-7.30pm - Zumba with Paula for 
ages 18 plus (drop-in) 

• 6.30pm-7.45pm -Jambi presents Tribo 
Samba-Reggae percussion workshop. 

All abilities welcome (drop-in) 

Creche: 9.30am-12noon and 
12.30pm-3pm 


Tuesday 13 November 

• 10.30am-12.30pm-CV workshop with 
Jasmine from NOVA. All ages welcome 
(drop-in) 

• 10am-3pm - Fouzia's Sewing Club. 
Drop-in sewing club for all, grow your 
skills, knit and natter. 

• 10.30am-12.30pm - Accredited ESOL/ 
English Award in speaking and listening 
English Skills. At entry level 1 and level 2 
delivered by Westway Trust (drop-in) 

• 2pm-4pm- Open Age Health and 
Wellbeing course for ages 50 plus. To 
book, call Maude on 020 8962 5594 

• 4pm-5pm - Shared Reading Group 
for adults and children. Contact Erin 
on 07483 972020 or 
erincarlstrom@thereader.org.uk to 
find out more. Open to all reading abilities. 

• 5pm-7pm - Arabic language classes for 
ages seven plus (registration required, 
please email thecurve@rbkc.go.uk) 

Creche: 9.30am-11.30am and 



Wednesday 14 November 

• 10am-12noon- The Curve coffee 
morning. Come along for a coffee 
and a chat 

• 10am-12noon - ICT skills with Open 
Age. Enrol to attend all sessions. For more 
information and to book, call Maude on 

020 8962 5594 

• 10am-12noon- Circle of Security 
parenting programme from Total Family 
Coaching and Parenting. Contact 

info@totalfamilycoaching.co.uk or 
call 020 8969 5554 or 07397 871 877 

• 12noon-2.30pm - ICT classes for 
beginners from NOVA. Contact Chrissy, 
booking required 020 7221 9836 

• 1.15pm-3.15pm- Drug and alcohol 
support session (drop-in) 

• 4pm-7pm- Girl's youth group for 
emotional health and wellbeing by Laura 
forages 13 plus 

• 6pm-7pm - Free Cuban salsa class for 
beginners and improvers (drop-in) 

• 6pm-7pm - Parent's information 
evening for the Manhood Academy 
Urban Rights of Passage programme. 

For boys aged eight to 12. Offering 
workshops, mentoring, enrichment trips 
and self-development. Come along to 
find out more. 

• 6pm-8pm - Functional Skills in English 
with NOVA. Contact Chrissy, booking 
required 020 7221 9836 

• 7pm-8pm - Free Cuban salsa class for 
intermediates and advanced (drop-in) 

Creche: 10am-12.30pm and 

1pm-5pm 


Thursday 15 November 

• 10am-4pm Clarion Housing Group - 
sessions, open to everyone. Help with job 
applications and CV writing (drop-in) 

• 10am-12noon- Open age presents 
Speak with Confidence (Drop-in) 

• 10.30am-12.30pm -Job search 
workshop with Jasmine from NOVA. 

All ages welcome (drop-in) 


• 2pm-6pm- Home Office. Help with 
immigration and passport issues (drop-in) 

• 3pm-5pm - One Digital at The Curve. 
Learn howto access and enjoy the 
internet. For all abilities (drop-in) 

• 5pm-7pm - Arabic language classes for 
ages seven plus (registration required, 
please email thecurve@rbkc.go.uk) 

Creche: 10am-1.30pm and 2pm-3pm 


Friday 16 November 

• 11am-12noon-Zumbini, Zumba for 
children (drop-in) 

• 4pm-4.30pm - Learn Taekwondo. 

Little warriors ages four to six (drop-in) 

• 4.30pm-5.30pm - Learn Taekwondo. 
Beginners ages six to 12 (drop-in) 

• 5.30pm-6.30pm - Learn Taekwondo. 
Intermediate ages six to 12 (drop-in) 

• 6.30pm-8pm - Learn Taekwondo. 
Teens/Adults 13 years and above (drop-in) 

Creche: 10am-12noon and 
12.30pm-5pm 

Saturday 17 November 

• 10am-12noon - ICT classes for 
beginners from NOVA. Six-week course. 
Contact Chrissy (booking required) 

020 7221 9836 

• 2pm-4pm -Jambi presents Tribo 
Samba-Reggae percussion workshop. 

All abilities welcome, (drop-in) 

• 2.30pm-3.30pm - Free Cuban salsa 
class for beginners and improvers 
(drop-in) 

• 3.30pm-4.30pm - Free Cuban salsa 
class for intermediates and advanced 
(drop-in) 

Sunday 18 November 

• 11am-12noon- Learn Taekwondo. 
Beginners agse six to 12 (drop-in) 

• 12noon-1pm - Learn Taekwondo. 
Advanced ages six to 12 (drop-in) 

• 1pm-2.30pm- Learn Taekwondo. 
Teens/Adults 13 years and above (drop-in) 


The Curve Community Centre, 10 Bard Road, London W10 6TP 

Some sessions need to be booked in advance to secure your place, so email 
thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk and they will confirm your reservation by return. 
PL For a full list of events visit grenfellsupport.org.uk/thecurve/events 


To book a place in The Curve creche, call This information is provided weekly by The Curve Community Centre. 

020 7221 9836 or email thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk For more information call 020 7221 9836 


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Green Shoots fund gets projects up 
and running 


Boost your business 
for enterprise week 

Do you have an idea for a business 
but need help with the details? 
Would you like to give your business 
a boost? Come and discuss how to 
take your idea to the next level with 
a range of experts who can give you 
helpful and unbiased advice on 
topics such as: 

• marketing 

• finance 

• social media 

• SEO & website content 

• intellectual property 

This drop-in is free and there is no 
need to book, just come down to 

11 Canalside House, 383 
Ladbroke Grove, W10 5AA on 
Wednesday 14 November from 
11am to 4pm. 

Please register your interest here 

bit.ly/2FcWmRg 

For more information, call 

020 7460 5050, visit pbc.co.uk 
or email info@pbc.co.uk 


You may have read in previous editions 
of this newsletter about Green Shoots, 
a new community fund from The 
Kensington & Chelsea Foundation. 

The fund, set up to give ideas for 
community projects the means to 
become a reality, has already paved 
the way for a programme of half- 
term activities and a community 
cook-off between the police, fire 
brigade, Council, community 
members and the Westway Trust. 

Over £10,000 has been given out so 
far and there are even more events 
to get excited about over the coming 
months, including a women's 


community gardening club from 
the AI-FHasaniya Moroccan Women's 
Centre, a family fun day from the 
Ethiopian Women's Empowerment 
Group and a Girls' Football Project 
for seven to 11 year olds run by 
QPR Community Trust. 

To read about all the Green Shoots 
funded projects happening near 
you, visit bit.ly/2Pe22iF 

If you have an idea for a community 
project in North Kensington, read 
the guidelines and complete the 
easy application form here 

bit.ly/2QolT9Z 




Switch to the Westway Sports Centre 
and try a new sport 


If you're a young person with a flair for 
sport, you won't want to miss out on 
the new free youth club for local teens 
aged 14 to 19 at Westway Sports & 
Fitness Centre 1 Crowthorne Rd, 
London W10 6RP. Every Friday from 
4pm to 6pm, young people will have 
the chance to try out two new sport 
activities created to maximise the fun 
and health benefits of multiple sports. 

"Switch" includes elements from 
football, basketball, netball, volleyball 
and handball and is played in groups 
of three, five or seven. There are 
two switch lines on the pitch, once 
a player passes these lines they 
switch from using their hands to 
using their feet or vice-versa. 


"WallbaN" is a simple and accessible 
sport in which players compete 
by hitting a ball against a wall 
with their hands. It has recently 
been accepted as an official World 
Games sport and is bidding to be 
included in the 2028 Olympics. 

Both Switch and Wallball are 
inclusive for all and aim to improve 
fitness and concentration levels, 
develop social skills and promote 
general overall wellbeing. 

Why not bring along some friends 
after school and see who's the best 
at these new and exciting games? 

These sessions are free and 
there is no need to book. 


You can contact the Westway Sports 
and Fitness Centre on 020 8969 0992 



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Support services on offer 

Anyone who would like to speak to the police in 
relation to the investigation into the Grenfell tragedy 
is asked to contact the Met Police on 0800 032 4539. 

Important contacts 


Grenfell Enquiries service 

A one-stop-shop for support, advice and guidance 
around Grenfell. For more information visit 

grenfellsupport.org.uk/grenfell-enquiries 
or call 020 7745 6414 

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Call the Freephone helpline on 0808 8081677 
or email helpline@cruse.org.uk. The helpline 
is open Monday-Friday from 9.30am to 5pm. 

Extended hours Tuesday, Wednesday and 
Thursday evenings until 8pm. 

Replacement UK passports, 
visas or immigration queries 

Call the Flome Office advice line on 
0300 303 2832. The line is open 24 hours. 

Air quality and smoke exposure 

If you have concerns about any symptoms, see 
your GP and mention Grenfell. They will be able 
to direct you appropriately. 

Housing support 

If you have any questions about housing or want 
to find out who your housing officer is please call 

0800 137 111 or 020 7361 3008 

Victim support 

Call 08081689 111 for practical and emotional 
support, or visit victimsupport.org.uk 

The line is open 24 hours a day. 

You can also get emotional and practical support 

at The Curve Community Centre. Call 
020 7221 9836 

See The Curve content programme on page two to 
find out when the Community Contact Service 

is at The Curve. The service is primarily located 
within the local community and will provide drop 
in sessions, ad-hoc short term support and 
focused interventions to support those 
accessing any services. 



Upcoming meetings 

Residents welcome to attend. 

Grenfell Recovery Scrutiny Committee 

Tuesday 27 November, 6.30pm 
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Try your hand as a market trader 
in bustling Portobello 

There's still time for young people aged 16 to 30 to hire their own stall 
at the world famous Portobello Market on Saturday 1 December and 
Sunday 2 December for just £10 a day. 

Supported by Kensington and Chelsea Council, the New Youthquake 
project aims to put Portobello and Golborne Road markets at the 
centre of youth culture and encourage a new generation of designers and 
business entrepreneurs. 

The £10 fee includes a temporary Street Trading Licence, day membership 
of the National Market Traders Federation, a market pitch and stall with 
canopy. Singers, dancers, and artists of all disciplines are 
encouraged to get in touch too for a chance to perform 
on the New Youthquake stage. 

For more information and to enquire about how you 
can get involved, email newyouthquake@gmail.com 



Grenfell Health & Wellbeing 

The Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service is a free and confidential 
NHS service for children and adults affected by Grenfell. They 
provide a range of psychological therapies and support to help you 
feel better if you or your children are feeling traumatised, unable 
to sleep, having memories or pictures of the event unexpectedly 
popping into your mind, or feeling anxious, stressed or worried. 

You can self-refer to the service at grenfellwellbeing.com 

If you need urgent help, contact your GP or visit your local A&E. In 
an emergency or for any other aspect of your health,, always dial 999 


Overnight emotional support 

The NHS Outreach Team is providing a 
targeted clinical service for those who feel 
that they require overnight support; this 


includes a dedicated phone-based mental 
health service throughout the night, with 
home visits for those who require it. 


If you need to talk, anyone can call the night 
service on tel: 020 8962 4393, between 
10pm and 7am seven days a week. 


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